T Levels are new two-year technical courses that will follow GCSEs or other Level 2 programmes. They are an alternative study option to other existing qualifications such as BTECs, A-Levels, and apprenticeships and provide progression routes into skilled and technical employment, higher or degree apprenticeships, or university.
These two-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares you for work. They will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during a 45-day industry placement that will give students practical insights into the sector and an opportunity to embed the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. You will spend 70-80% of your time in the classroom and 20-30% on a high-quality work placement with an employer.
Newham College is one of 64 colleges and providers nationally selected to offer T-Levels in 2021.
This two-year qualification in health has been developed in consultation with employers in the industry to ensure that you will develop the core knowledge and practical skills needed to work within a range of health occupations, including working in a midwifery team, as ambulance support among others.
The course will include core and specialist content, developing a general understanding of various topics including:
In addition to the core content, you will pursue a required occupational specialism in Supporting the Adult Nursing Team.
Students will complete 315 hours of industry placement within a real workplace setting and be able to apply the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for.
There will be a mixture of assignments, projects and exams. Two exams will take place at the end of the first year to test your knowledge and learning.
An interview with a teacher and a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C (including Science, English and maths) or a relevant Level 2 qualification.
You can start working in a range of settings such as an ambulance support worker, a healthcare support worker or a senior Healthcare support worker in a health setting.
Your T Level will be worth UCAS points – a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A levels at A* – and will be recognised by universities and other education providers so you can choose to continue studying if you wish.
The course is free for students aged 16-18.
If you are aged 19+, how much you pay for your course and any additional costs will depend on a number of factors. Learn more about course fees and finances.
We have a range of financial support options available to help you while you’re studying. Find out what support you may be eligible for.